Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Choosing The Right Fibre Ingredient: “The Five C’s”

Fibre is an essential part of the diet, but not one which is easy for consumers to meet the daily recommended intake. With different fibres…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Vitamin A: Gaining A Better View Of Its Benefits

Vitamin a might be the most underrated of all vitamin alphabet hybrids, never really gaining the scurvy-beating, capsule-pushing fame of vitamins c and d. Recent…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

‘Meating’ The Time Challenge: Extending Shelf-Life In Meat

Preservation has long been critical to meat processors and today, shelf¬-life is top of the agenda. Consumers are demanding for more natural solutions than artificial…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Selecting Ingredients To Manage Shelf-Life

Shelf-life is an important aspect for food manufacturers so as to prolong its value and also reduce food waste. Going back to the basics, the…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

The Numerous Health And Savoury Attributes Of Yeast

Yeast, commonly used in brewing and bakery applications, has potential to be used in much more than just these. With its rich nutritional content, food…

Beverages

Juice: A Market With Great Potential

Libby Costin, vice president marketing, Tetra Pak, shares more with APFI on the global juice market and how manufacturers can take advantage of this prime…

Colours & Flavours

Popularity Of Asian Flavours Soars In The US

Exotic flavours are in, and with american consumers being unfamiliar with Asian cuisine, flavours like sambal, rendang and turmeric seem to be gaining traction. By…

Beverages

Standardising Energy Drinks For Healthier Lifestyles

As our lifestyles become more hectic every day, people demand for an energy source that gives them a boost between meals, while working, driving long…

Beverages

Plant-Based Beverages: From Milk Substitute To Lifestyle Product

Plant-based beverages are among the fastest-growing beverage segments world-wide. No longer niche, they have become lifestyle products gaining popularity with an ever-growing target group. Matthias…

Colours & Flavours

Tastes Of Chocolate Around Asia

Market research and insight expert Kadence Singapore muses on what consumers are looking for in selecting chocolates and their likeability factors. By Elise Huang and…

Beverages

Malt Beverages For Energy

Most known for making beer, malt is an ingredient that can enhance beverages due to its many advantages. How can manufacturers take advantage of such…

Colours & Flavours

Asian Consumer Preference For Natural Colours And What It Means For Dairy

Asia continues to be a growing market for dairy products, and as consumers becoming increasingly health-conscious, they are demanding for more naturally coloured flavoured milks.…

Beverages

Unlocking The Potential Of Lactose-Free Dairy

Especially in Asia, the abundant lactose-intolerant consumer population could potentially drive the lactose-free dairy market. However, taste and texture still remain key factors for these…

Colours & Flavours

Festive Trends: Naturally Colourful Chocolate Creations Are Here

This festive season, bakers and confectioners will be able to create chocolate masterpieces adorned with colourful, eye catching designs using all natural ingredients, thanks to…

Beverages

Dairy, A Reliable Source Of Safe And Complete Nutrition

Dairy has been part of the human diet for centuries, but beyond fulfilling basic nutritional needs, it can also provide targeted nutrition to meet the…

Beverages

Mastering The Art Of Herbal Fermentation

Fermented foods have been recognised for centuries as healthy and tasty. Beyond that, what do you get in fermenting medicinal herbs? Symbiotic fermentation of botanicals…

Beverages

Looking At Asia And The Dairy Industry

Piet Hilarides, chief operating officer, Consumer Products Asia, FrieslandCampina, gives an overview of the dairy industry in Asia and what manufacturers can capitalise on and…

Beverages

Coconut-Based Beverages Surge In Popularity Due To Health Benefits

With multiple health benefits and a variety of applications for food and beverage categories, coconut is becoming an increasingly and popularly used ingredient. By Mei…

Colours & Flavours

What's Your Flavour?

Asian consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous when it comes to snacking. Seasoning technology plays a key role in providing consumers the sensory experience they want…

Beverages

Ingredients For Energy & Sports Beverages

Energy is a buzzword in the nutritional ingredients industry and it has been this way for quite some time. Despite its relatively long-standing presence, it…